Holland & Knight — The Miami law firm recently decided to expand its presence in Mexico with a new office. At the helm of the new shop is Boris Otto (pictured), who joined Holland & Knight from rival law firm Chadbourne & Parke. Holland & Knight originally operated in Mexico in 1998 through a joint venture with Mexican firm Gallástegui y Lozano SC. The joint venture is no longer active. In addition to Otto, the firm poached an entire slate of attorneys from Chadbourne & Parke, including partners Alejandro Landa Thierry and José Antonio Prado. Two counsels, Miriam Grunstein and Leslie Palma, and a group of four associates, also jumped over from Chadbourne & Parke. They include: Mariza Atiyeh, José Carrillo, Carla García and Carlos Ochoa. Another associate, Maria de los Ángeles Serna, was hired independently.

Mackinac Partners — The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based turnaround management firm brought in Gregory Suhajda as president of the business intelligence division. He was also named a Mackinac senior managing director. Previously, Suhajda was president of Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services.

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